Proposed Ferry Fare Increase

Across-the-board ferry-fare increases are being proposed by the Washington State Transportation Commission. The increase is necessary to ensure the state meets the ferry-fare-revenue target set by the Legislature in the recently enacted 2013 - 2015 transportation budget. The commission is seeking public comment on the proposal during the coming weeks and plans to make a final decision during its meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Union Station in Seattle.

The commission’s proposal is based on recommendations from Washington State Ferries and members of the citizen-based Ferry Advisory Committee on Tariffs. The proposal includes a number of fare and policy changes, which are summarized below. Detailed information on the proposal, including fare tables, is available on the commission’s website:


HCC Council Meeting July 17

The next meeting of the Hood Canal Coordinating Council Integrated Watershed Plan (IWP) Steering Committee is July 17,2013, 10:00AM to 1:00PM at the Port Townsend Jefferson County Courthouse (BOCC Chambers, basement level). This meeting is a working session to continue the development of the IWP.

Donkey Creek Road Work To Begin

Olympia, WA – A construction project designed to improve aquatic habitat will soon begin on Forest Service Road 22, also known as the Donkey Creek Road. This culvert replacement will occur at milepost 8, eight miles east of Highway 101, on the Pacific Ranger District.
The Donkey Creek Road will remain open during the construction but traffic will be reduced to one lane. Please expect some delays and be careful to obey traffic signs and warnings. Work is expected to continue through the summer. For additional information, please contact the Pacific Ranger District at 360-288-2525.

to get to Donkey Creek Road: take Highway 101 to Forest Service Road #22/Donkey Creek Road, approximately 25 miles north of Aberdeen.

MCFD #4 Meeting July 3

Due to the 4th of July holiday, the Mason County Fire District 4 Fire Commissioners have changed their regular meeting time & place. The July meeting will be held at 7:00 a.m. at the Salish Cliffs Golf Club at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3 2013.